FBI Seizes Cell Phone of Member of Congress Who Is Trump Ally – Opinion

According to reports, the FBI raid at the Mar-a-Lago residence of Donald Trump was in relation to records that the National Archives wanted. That’s an incredible overreach of power, if they are raiding a former president’s home to seize records that they could get by subpoena. But of course, then, they couldn’t go on a random fishing expedition to try to find other things.

The FBI may have gone beyond National Archives Records to cover Tuesday’s events, which only adds to the suspicion that it is out of control.

Scott Perry (Republican from Pennsylvania), an ally of Donald Trump and the head of the conservative House Freedom Caucus said the FBI had seized Perry’s cellphone.

“This morning, while traveling with my family, 3 FBI agents visited me and seized my cell phone. They did not attempt to reach my lawyer and would have made arrangements for me to get my phone. I’m outraged — though not surprised — that the FBI under the direction of Merrick Garland’s DOJ, would seize the phone of a sitting Member of Congress,” Perry said in his statement. “My phone contains info about my legislative and political activities, and personal/private discussions with my wife, family, constituents, and friends. None of this is the government’s business.”

Perry asserted in his statement that “as with President Trump last night, DOJ chose this unnecessary and aggressive action instead of simply contacting my attorneys. These kinds of banana republic tactics should concern every Citizen — especially considering the decision before Congress this week to hire 87,000 new IRS agents to further persecute law-abiding Citizens.”

Shocking may be too mild a term, but at this point; it looks like they are all in to try to do anything they can against their political opponents and it’s gone way beyond the pale. This is unacceptable.

The Jan. 6 Committee has been throwing Perry’s name around during the hearings because he had been in communication with Trump before the riot. And who knows how many others? But “witch hunt” is the Committee’s middle name. However, Perry’s actions might indicate that they want to do more than just record destruction against Trump.

In going after Perry, they’re also going after yet another strong political opponent of the Democrats. Perry filed the articles of impeachment against AG Merrick Garland because he lied about not going after parents in relation to protests at school boards. This raises the question of whether this is an attempt to retaliate against Perry.

The FBI isn’t talking or explaining themselves. Everyone on the left is furious at Perry’s actions.

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